Open Thread: What’s Your Favorite South Milwaukee Fish Fry?

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Be A Local Storm Spotter

Bucket list item for me. Unfortunately, I can’t attend. But next year …

Storm Spotter training

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More Headlines

Check out these South Shore headlines …

Also, NOW has published new police blotters here and here.

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In-Person Absentee Voting Open Through Friday

The spring primary election is on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and in-person absentee voting is open now through 5 p.m. Friday at City Hall.

Click here for a sample ballot, which includes primary races for Milwaukee County executive and Wisconsin State Supreme Court.

Keep in mind that voter ID is now required. Visit Bring It to the Ballot for more information on acceptable forms of ID and how you can obtain a free state ID card.

Absentee voting is available at the clerk’s office from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday. The last day to mail an absentee ballot out to residents is Thursday, Feb. 11th.

Please visit the city’s Election Information page for more detailed information.

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Think Spring! Join South Milwaukee Little League

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We’re big fans of South Milwaukee Little League around the Brooks house.

From SMLL …

Registration for the 2016 season is now open. Come join one of the longest running little league organizations. South Milwaukee Little League is fueled by the passion of volunteers. Through volunteers we are able to foster 40 baseball/softball teams.  Kids learn how to build relationship, work as a team but most of all, have fun playing ball! If this sounds great … come take a look at our website and learn more.

Opportunities are available for children ages 6-18.

Get more information and register at www.southmilwaukeell.org.

For those that might be interested in coaching, managing or umpiring please contact Bob Lubetski at bob.lubetski@gmail.com. Any other questions, please contact Southmilwaukeelittleleague@gmail.com.

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Save The Mural Fund Established

From the South Milwaukee Veterans Council and American Legion Post 27 …

We have all driven past the Van Eimeren-Kolonka American Legion Post 27 on 10th and Monroe Ave, SM and have seen the mural on the side of the building.   In 1998, local artists painted this mural of some of our local War Heroes.  Three of our local heroes on the mural are: Everhart Van Eimerin, Edmund Joseph Kolonka, and our Metal of Honor recipient – Gary Wetzel. This mural is now part of South Milwaukee’s history and it would be a shame to lose it.

But, we are in danger of losing it because the mural is falling off the wall.  The building is over 100 years old and the bricks on the wall are in dire need of repairs to keep the wall sound.  After which the mural will have to be repainted after the repairs are made.

Due to the enormous amount of up keep on a 100 year old building, the Post does not have the funds to repair the mural too and that is why we are asking for your help.

Please help us to restore the Mural with a donation or repair help.

Send donations to:  

        American Legion Mural Fund
        920 Monroe Avenue
        South Milwaukee, WI  53172

Questions?  Call:

        Brenda Tryba
        414 238-2484
        South Milwaukee Veterans Council Treasurer

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Taking The Time To Be A Friend

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I received this email over the weekend, and I have permission to share this story on my blog. You’ll be glad you read it.

From a South Milwaukee junior varsity girls’ basketball parent …

Hello basketball families. I witnessed something Friday night that I think you all need to know … 

Our JV and varsity girls were playing at Shorewood high school. During the JV game,  Shorewood had a young gentlemen with Down’s syndrome announcing the game. (That in itself, melted my heart).

After our JV game, our girls went to the locker room, then got food, talked with parents, or whatever. Towards the end of varsity warm ups,  this young gentlemen came and found each of our girls in the stands,  and directed them to come down to the court. Our girls did. Then this young man directed them to the back line of the court and had them stand in a line. Again,  our girls did, without hesitation. He also told them where to stand,  handed one girl his cell phone, held hands with 2 of our girls, and there they stood, as a team, (plus one) for the national anthem, picture attached (pasted in this blog post). 

After this, our girls came back into the stands, and sat as a team by the video camera to film the varsity game. Again,  the young man joined our girls. He talked with them,  shared snapchat and kik info with some, asked all their names, and even held many of their hands.  (Yes, their hands. My husband had cringed, since of course his daughter might hold a boy’s hand, and we tell our 3 girls and their friends all the time, “boys are icky”). This boy also asked the girls (I think individually each girl) to the prom, in which they kindly declined since we live to far away.

These girls felt, I’m sure,  weird and embarrassed, but they did it. They held his hand and talked with him, and had FUN! … 

I’m proud to know that these girls opened their heart to a child with special needs and took time to make him smile. In today’s world, with all the meanness and bullying, I’m proud to say that our JV South Milwaukee girls were nothing but kind, thoughtful and polite. I can only hope, for the sake of humanity, that this boy is always treated this way.  He was truly raised to be brave and have lots of courage, and our girls were raised to be kind and respectful.  Thanks JV parents for raising remarkable girls and thank you girls for being so REMARKABLE!!! I believe we made a nice impression on this young man,  named Sam. Way to make SM proud!

And this came as a follow up …

Our girls have developed a history with Sam, and his parents and the athletic director have made mention of this each year. We have great girls which is a tribute to our parents and coaches. Sometimes these great things get lost in the wins and losses, but at the end of the day we know we have done our jobs.

Amen to that.

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